Ticket Faux Pot

  • Karyl Sisson, Ticket Faux Pot, 1994, coiled paper and acrylic polymer, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Martha and Pat Connell, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997.115

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One day, Karyl Sisson stuck her finger into the center of a rolled-up measuring tape and pushed the coil out, producing a cone shape. From this happy accident she was inspired to create Ticket Faux Pot, which was built up from a meticulously coiled string of tickets. Sisson's use of materials worth "25 cents" offers a humorous comment on the preciousness of art, while the tickets themselves, commonly given out for raffles and door prizes, suggest the role of chance in finding artistic inspiration.

Title
Ticket Faux Pot
Artist
Date
1994
Location
Dimensions
9 1/4 x 9 in. (23.5 x 22.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Martha and Pat Connell, Atlanta, Georgia

Mediums
Mediums Description
coiled paper and acrylic polymer
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – written matter – ticket
Object Number
1997.115
Palette
Linked Open Data
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